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Carolina Panthers training camp less than a month away

For Panthers fans, the dog days of Spartanburg are less than a month away.

The Carolina Panthers released their training camp schedule Wednesday, and the team will report to Wofford College on Thursday, July 25.

The team will hold its first practice the following day, which will also be the Back to Football Party.

Training camp will end Aug. 13, and between dates the Panthers will hold Fan Fest at Bank of America Stadium (Aug. 3) and play their first preseason game at home against the Chicago Bears (Aug. 9).

The coaching staff will trim the roster from 90 players to 75 on Aug. 27, and the final 53-man roster must be made by Aug. 31 before the regular season kicks off Sept. 8 at home against Seattle.

As always, the training camp practice sessions are free and open to the public.

Around the league

Cleveland: The Browns released a rookie who is charged with attempted murder for allegedly punching a man in the head outside a club in Passaic, N.J.

Ausar Walcott turned himself in to Passaic police Tuesday after he was identified as a suspect in an incident that happened around 3 a.m. Sunday. The linebacker was signed by the Browns on May 13 following a tryout. The team announced his release Wednesday.

Walcott, 23, is charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault and third-degree endangering an injured victim, said Salvatore Bellomo, a senior assistant prosecutor.

He said the complaint alleges Walcott punched a man in the head.

Detroit: The Lions signed ex-Chicago Bears agent defensive end Israel Idonije to a one-year contract and have released defensive end Freddie Bishop.

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